Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia breaks multiple Spotify records
Dua Lipa’s second album, Future Nostalgia, has broken three separate records on Spotify. They are: the most streamed album in a day (or first day) by a British female artist globally; the most streamed album in a day (or...
April 6, 2020
Official: Japanese band Arashi had the biggest album of 2019
The IFPI has now postponed the planned release of its Global Music Report on 24 March, but it is continuing to reveal some of the league tables from its stats section. Taylor Swift was the top global artist of 2019, and...
March 20, 2020
BTS YouTube premiere broke records with 1.54m concurrent viewers
Earlier this week, we reported on a strong start for K-Pop stars BTS’ latest music video, ‘Kinetic Manifesto Film: Come Prima’, on YouTube. The video was the fifth biggest 24-hour debut in YouTube history, but it turns...
February 28, 2020
T-Series’ main YouTube channel reaches 100bn views milestone
Indian music company T-Series’ flagship YouTube channel has been the most popular channel on the video service for some time now. After a lengthy (and sometimes controversial) battle with gamer PewDiePie for top spot,...
February 27, 2020
K-pop streams top 41bn on Spotify – and 8bn of them are BTS
With BTS’ latest album ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ making waves around the world, it’s a good time for a streaming service to be shouting about the popularity of K-Pop on its platform. Spotify is that service: the company...
February 25, 2020
Billie Eilish now has more than 25m subscribers on YouTube
We suspect Billie Eilish will be picking up a Grammy or two (or more) this weekend. Ahead of that event, she’s reached a new milestone on YouTube: 25 million subscribers to her official channel. Eilish is one of fewer...
January 23, 2020
Amazon now has more than 55m music streaming users
Amazon has announced a big milestone for its music-streaming business: more than 55 million users. “The streaming service has reached more than 55 million customers globally, with subscriptions to Amazon Music Unlimited...
January 22, 2020
Gaana now has 125m monthly active users – and a new voice-ads partnership
Gaana is the latest music-streaming service exploring the potential of interactive voice ads, following announcements earlier this year from Spotify and Pandora. The Indian service is working with the same partner as...
December 20, 2019
Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits playlist now has 25m followers
Spotify is finishing 2019 by making some noise about its most popular playlist, Today’s Top Hits, which has just reached its latest milestone. The playlist now has more than 25 million followers, and according to Spotify...
December 17, 2019
Lil Nas X was the top artist on TikTok in the US this year
We’re in the thick of year-end-charts season, with TikTok the latest to reveal the big winners on its platform in 2019. There are no prizes for guessing who the most popular music artist was: Lil Nas X takes that crown,...
December 10, 2019
J Balvin enjoys second year as Deezer’s most-streamed artist
It’s year-end lists season and no mistake. Deezer is the latest music-streaming service to put out its annual figures, and for the second year running, Colombian reggaeton artist J Balvin is the most-streamed act on the...
November 28, 2019
Marshmello now has 40m subscribers to his YouTube channel
Dance star Marshmello has hit a new milestone on YouTube: his channel now has more than 40 million subscribers. YouTube says that makes him the third most-subscribed-to musician on YouTube, behind Justin Bieber (47 million)...
October 23, 2019